Anthony Puliafico, PhD
Narrative of Services:
I serve as director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) – Westchester, where I oversee a staff of clinicians specifically trained in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. CUCARD Westchester specializes in accelerated outpatient care for children, adolescents, and young adults whose lives are severely impaired by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, tic disorders and trichotillomania. Treatment frequency is individualized, and can range from twice weekly to daily, for several hours a day. Standard outpatient treatment is also available.
I received my clinical psychology degree at Temple University, where I received specialized training in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD, particularly in children and adolescents. I completed my clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Child Study Center, and my postdoctoral training at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. From 2008-2015, I served as co-director of psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute’s Children’s Day Unit, where I oversaw assessment and treatment in several clinical trials of OCD in children, adolescents and adults.